World AIDS Day 2016
29 November 2016 – In advance of World AIDS Day, WHO has released guidelines on HIV self-testing to improve access to and uptake of HIV diagnosis. According to a new WHO progress report, lack of an HIV diagnosis is a major obstacle to implementing the Organization’s recommendation that everyone with HIV should be offered antiretroviral therapy (ART). The report reveals that more than 18 million people with HIV are currently taking ART, and a similar number is still unable to access treatment, the majority of which are unaware of their HIV positive status.
30 November 2016 – The HIV epidemic claimed fewer lives in 2015, and fewer people became newly infected with HIV, the list of countries on the brink of eliminating new HIV infections among children keeps growing. A massive expansion of antiretroviral therapy has reduced the number of people dying from HIV. Nevertheless, countries need to live up to their commitment to end the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat by 2030. The immediate challenge is to reach the Fast-Track targets for 2020. Read the 2016 progress report to find out more about WHO's work.
37 millionThere were nearly 37 million people living with HIV at the end of 2015.Fact sheet on HIV/AIDS
18.2 millionAs of mid-2016, 18.2 million people are receiving antiretroviral treatment worldwide.10 facts on HIV/AIDS
1.1 millionAt the end of 2015, 1.1 million people died of AIDS-related causes.Questions and answers
Guidelines on HIV/AIDS
- Consolidated guidelines on the use of antiretroviral drugs for treating and preventing HIV infection
#HIVSelfTestTweets about #hivselftest from:who
Events around the world
- Eastern Mediterranean: Dignity above all. Stop HIV stigma and discrimination in health care settings